Tommy Nelson (baseball)

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Tommy Nelson
Third baseman/Second baseman
Born:(1917-05-01)May 1, 1917
Died: September 24, 1973(1973-09-24) (aged 56)
San Diego, California
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1945, for the  Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1945, for the  Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .165
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 6

Tom Cousineau Nelson (May 1, 1917 – September 24, 1973) was a Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Boston Braves in 1945. The 28-year-old rookie was a native of Chicago.

Nelson is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on April 17, 1945 (Opening Day) against the New York Giants at Braves Field. In 40 games he hit .165 (20-for-121) with 6 runs batted in and 6 runs scored, and his fielding percentage in 114 total chances was .904.

He died in 1973 in San Diego, California.

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